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Building a Library: Strauss: Oboe Concerto

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Strauss: Oboe Concerto; music by Panufnik and Maxwell Davies; Disc of the Week: Desperate Heroines: Mozart opera arias.

3 hours, 12 minutes


Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart arias

    Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Conductor: Ivor Bolton. Singer: Sandrine Piau.
    • Naïve: V5366.
    • Naïve.
    • 5.


Musette & Tambourin (Les Fetes d'Hebe - opera-ballet) 

Performers:     Musicaeterna, Teodor Currentzis      

Composers:    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)           

Album Title:     Sony Classical: 88843082572           



Rasverzi pyos gorani, laya (Altsesta - opera in 3 acts)         

Performers:     Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis   

Composers:    Hermann Raupach (1728 - 1788)     

Album Title:     Decca 478 6767        



Se viver non degg’io (Mitridate, Re di Ponto - opera in 3 acts K.87)            

Performers:     Miah Persson and Sophie Bevan (sopranos), Classical Opera, Ian Page    

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

Album Title:     Signum Classics: SIGCD400             (4CD)



24 Preludes Op.28 for piano  

Performers:     Ingrid Fliter     

Composers:    Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849)         

Album Title:     Linn Records: CKD 475 (Hybrid SACD)       

9.30am Building a Library

Sarah Devonald compares recordings of Strauss’s Oboe Concerto and makes a recommendation: 


Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica

STRAUSS, R: Symphonia Domestica Op. 53; Oboe Concerto in D; Eine Alpensinfonie Op. 64; Duett-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon & Strings, AV147

Jonathan Small (oboe), Nicholas Cox (clarinet), Alan Pendlebury (bassoon), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

AVIE AV2071 (2CD mid-price)


Moments musicaux Op.16 for piano 

Performers:     Lazar Berman

Composers:    Sergey Rakhmaninov (1873 - 1943) 

Album Title:     Eloquence: 480 7078



24 Preludes Op.34 for piano  

Performers:     Lazar Berman

Composers:    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)  

Album Title:     Eloquence: 480 7075



Sonata no. 2 in D minor Op.14 for piano       

Performers:     Lazar Berman

Composers:    Sergey Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)        

Album Title:     Eloquence: 480 7075

10.30am New Releases

William Mival talks to Andrew about recent releases of concertos by Andrzej Panufnik in the composer's centenary year and vocal works by Peter Maxwell Davies, 80 last month. 


Miss Donnithorne's Maggot & Other Stories Blu-Ray & DVD

DAVIES, MAXWELL: Miss Donnithorne's Maggot

Alison Wells (mezzo)




Peter Maxwell Davies: Black Pentecost & Stone Litany

DAVIES, MAXWELL: Black Pentecost; Stone Litany

Della Jones (mezzo-soprano), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)

NAXOS 8572359 (CD budget)



Kalevi Aho: Horn Concerto & Theremin Concerto

AHO: Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra; Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra 'Acht Jahreszeiten'

Annu Salminen (horn), Carolina Eyck (theremin), Lapland Chamber Orchestra, John Storgards (conductor)

BIS BIS2036 (Hybrid SACD)



Panufnik: Symphonic Works Volume 8

PANUFNIK, A: Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; Piano Concerto

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Ewa Kupiec (piano), Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Lukasz Borowicz

CPO 7776872 (CD)



Zimmermann: Alagoana, Sinfonie in einem Satz, Photoptosis & Stille und Umkehr

ZIMMERMANN, B A: Alagoana. Caprichos Brasileiros; Sinfonie in einem Satz; Photoptosis - Prelude for large orchestra; Stille und Umkehr

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Karl-Heinz Steffens


11.25am Reissues: Haydn/Festetics Quartet

HAYDN: String Quartets (complete)

Festetics Quartet

ARCANA A378 (19CD budget)

11.50am Disc of the Week

Mozart: Desperate Heroines

MOZART: L'ho perduta, me meschina (from Le Nozze di Figaro); Non mi dir (from Don Giovanni); Geme la tortorella (from La finta giardiniera); Pallid’ombre (from Mitridate, re di Ponto); Deh vieni, non tardar (from Le nozze di Figaro); Crudeli, oh dio! (from La Finta Giardiniera); Se il padre perdei (from Idomeneo); Fra i pensier piu funesti (from Lucio Silla); L'amero, saro costante (from Il re pastore)

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Ivor Bolton (conductor)

NAIVE V5366 (CD)



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